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Seechewal clears Asia’s important kanjli wet land of hyacinth to save the aquatic life after 9 days continuous drive

Kapurthala November 6

Renowned Environmentalist Padamshree Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal AAP Rajya Sabha member today cleared Asia important 15 kilometre long kanjli wet land from five to six feet high hyacinth and underwater vegetation after a continuous drive of 9 days to save the aquatic lives mostly fish which were dying due to suffocation.

Seechewal himself drove the JCB machine and removed the hyacinth and slush from the sacred bein rivulet passing through this wet land with the help of his followers.

The members of local NGO Guru Nanak sacred bein restoration committee had approached the Seechewal a month ago to save the wet land and its aquatic life which attracted the Siberian migratory birds who flew five to six thousand kilomters to this wet every year.

Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal , prominent industrialists , media persons , local political leaders and saints of Kapurthala and Sultanpurlodhi besides residents of kapurthala also joined hands with Seechewal in this noble cause as foul odour of dead fishes emanating at kanjali picnic spot has created a havoc and the spot was not attracting tourists for the past few months.

Sant Seechewal told media persons today that four villages of Hoshiarpur district and two villages of kapurthala areas were only left whose dirty water was still flowing in the rivulet and the work to stop the dirty was going on and expected to be completed soon.

It is worth mentioning here that 160 kilometre long holy bein which passes through kanjli wet land has been attached to the early life Guru Nanak Dev who used to take daily bathe in the rivulet during his 14 years stay at Sultanpurldhi .

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann is visiting Sultanpurlodhi on Nov 8 to pay obeisance at Gurdwara ber Sahib on the 553rd Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Dev .

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